Newark, New Jersey: The former Newark headquarters of New Jersey's largest newspaper will soon be utilized again.
Crozier Fine Arts will open an art storage facility at the former headquarters complex of The Star-Ledger, which is located in Newark's Central Ward along Court Street, between University Avenue and Washington Street. 1 Star-Ledger Plaza has been vacant for the past two years.
According to a statement from Crozier Fine Arts, the facility is expected to open this summer, and has been "completely refurbished and dedicated to the storage and display of art". Built-to-order private vaults, viewing galleries, packing areas, space for conservation, photography, and imaging are reportedly now located in the building.
NJ Parcels reports that Crozier Fine Arts acquired the building for $7.5 million in 2015. Across Court Street, a North Star Academy charter school is planned for the site of the newspaper's former parking garage.
Currently, Crozier Fine Arts also operates a storage facility on Johnson Avenue in Newark's South Ward. The company was acquired by Iron Mountain in October of 2015.
The Star-Ledger moved from Newark to Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County in 2014, making Newark one of America's largest cities without its own daily English-language newspaper.
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